Yes, I am finding fewer 987.2's being offered for sale. I found one today in fact, that looks really nice (2010 Boxster S with 22K miles), but the owner is asking $38.9K for it, which based on my search so far is WAY above market. In fact, not even dealers are selling similar cars for that much - they are closer to $35-36K:Best of luck! 987.2 'S's are somewhat uncommon...when you find the right one, go for it!
I’ve driven a few different single clutch cars, and have been amazed how much smoother/better dual clutches are during everyday non-track driving. PDK is said by many to be the best of the bunch!Very informative and helpful thread. I recently sold my Ferrari 328GTS, after five years of ownership, and appreciated its simplicity, particularly compared to my earlier owned '04 Maserati Spyder. I am considering a Cayman, preferably an 2009 or 2010. The ones for sale locally have PDK. I think I would prefer a stick shift 6 speed, assuming that it would be much more simple, reliable and less costly to maintain / repair (albeit shift cable issues for 987's is noted in this thread). My reluctance / concern about a PDK-type transmission comes from the Ferrari / Maserati community experience with early F-1 and "cambio corsa" transmissions. Any comments or advice? Thanks, Jon
Paul didn't note it - but I bought his car. It's now my car. It was in super condition. He was a pleasure to deal with, went out of his way to make sure I liked the car before we started bargaining (which consisted of 3 emails: an offer, a counter-offer, an acceptance.) Wish all people selling cars were this easy to deal with and helpful.I'm looking to sell my adult owned (I'm 60yrs old) 2009 Boxster PDK base White w/ Marina Blue leather interior Vin #WPOCA29809U710679 very clean,well maintained,only driven in nice weather.
It has 52K miles,it will go up as I drive it in nice weather,the only mods I have done is dealer installed Sports Chrono and Fister exhaust and I have an extra stock exhaust as well.
I can assist in PPI of buyer's choice at buyer's expense..I've changed the engine oil every 5K miles,every little maintenance was done w/Porsche OEM parts.
I'm looking to get $22k or BO.I'm located in Northern New Jersey.My contact info is 201-741-7414 or [email protected]
Hi! I’m going to be in a similar position as you were: buying a 2009+ Cayman. I’m in no rush to buy. My plan is to buy from a private seller after having the car properly inspected. Firstly, I want to know what these cars are worth. I see some 2009-2010 examples priced around $30K with 30K miles. The 2012 models are priced around $45K with 18K miles. But those numbers don’t mean very much to me until I’m more well-informedPaul didn't note it - but I bought his car. It's now my car. It was in super condition. He was a pleasure to deal with, went out of his way to make sure I liked the car before we started bargaining (which consisted of 3 emails: an offer, a counter-offer, an acceptance.) Wish all people selling cars were this easy to deal with and helpful.
Wonderful car - great seller - having a ball making it "mine" (as you might notice in the "what did you do.." thread.)
Ah.. the trick to finding what you want is not to look for it. I was originally looking for a 987.2 Cayman/PDK - base or S. I found one at a Ford dealership - price was good but car didn't talk to me and say "Bring me home, I'm a good car.." so I kept looking. Found one in Columbus Oh - looked really nice, but it was red (cops and I have an issue with red cars..) and about $4k over budget.Looked everywhere for a 987.2. Found only 1 with pdk / S in white. Was unfortunately not well taken care of. 37k miles and looked like 150k. Didn't trust the maintenance. 987.1 in the garage instead.
CS is great for me personally because I've been able to "graduate" to the different power levels in the two years since I purchased. I started out driving exclusively in the base mode. Then started working in Sport mode on longer highway drives with less traffic... Then I started working in Sport Plus mode very recently (mind you almost two years into owning the car). I think it's why I'm so in love with the car to this day...Great post. I am looking this year and not sure if I want a older CS or newer C, but this is nice to read and think about things a bit more.